‘She’s Brielle-iant’: Veterinary Edition with Sloths, Owls, and More


I am so excited
about this next one. All right, here he comes. What? [MUSIC PLAYING] Hi, everybody! If you know me, you know
that I love learning and I love animals. And this Veterinary Science
Kit teaches you all about what it’s like to be a real vet. And today, Dr. Brielle is in,
and I ready for first patient, please! Hi, Brielle. Hi. I brought a few animals
to get a little checkup. This is Tippy, she’s a
three-year-old three-banded armadillo. You’re really cute. She got her name Tippy
because she walks around on her tippy toes. Oh! You seem pretty awake,
but armadillos are not very social animals. They spend up to 16 hours
of the day sleeping. Tippy, that’s a lot
of beauty sleep. Armadillos are
omnivores, which means that they eat both
meat and plants, but their diet is mostly made
up of insects and larvae. And then did you feel her back? That’s made out of keratin. So the same thing
as our fingernails. That’s just like rhinos horns. Yeah. Same thing. One of my favorite activities
in the Veterinary Science Kit is how to make a plaster cast. Vets use casts to help
treat broken bones. And Tippy around really fast
on her little tippy toes. if she ever breaks one
of her little legs, a vet could fix it by
putting a cast on it. Let’s check your ears. Good. And looking good. Perfecto! You’re really cute, Tippy. Yes, you are. This is Lucy. Hello, Lucy. She is a two-year-old
Eurasian eagle-owl. She’s pretty big, huh? Whoa. Do you want to touch her
on the back right here? Yes, please. She’s so smooth and soft. Her eyes are even bigger than
mine, and mine are pretty big. They could be that big. And her eyes don’t
move in her head. So they’re fixed, they’re
always looking forward. They can turn their
heads 270 degrees, and it’s wing span could be
up to six feet, 2 inches. Which is way bigger than
I could stretch my arms, and even bigger than me! Oh! One of my favorite things in
the Veterinary Science Kit is how to simulate an X-ray. You pick up the right lens
and hold it to your eye. OK, that just makes
everything red. You put it over the horse
and you look around. X-rays us short wave
lengths of energy that pass through an animals
skin, muscle, and organs. But they don’t pass
through an animal’s bone. And that’s why you can
see them on X-rays. And if I were X-ray this
eagle-owl right now, she would look
something like this. You look pretty cool. No broken bones. So you are good. You are the most beautiful
owl that I have ever seen. I’m ready for my
final patient, please. [GASPS] This is Sid, and he
is a two-toed sloth. What? Do you want to feed
him a piece of food? Yes, please. That is just the
cutest thing ever! I love zucchini,
so that’s something that we have in common. Sloths move so slow that the
wild, moths and dung-eating insects actually
live in their fur. Now one of my favorite
things about Sid is he likes to fall asleep
with food in his mouth. Falling asleep with zucchini
in their mouth, who does that? Sid the sloth does. In the wild, they only go to
the bathroom about once a week. Can you imagine? Isn’t that crazy? And isn’t it crazy that
Sid is still sleeping? [CRICKETS CHIRPING] Now being a vet is amazing work. And I hope that you had fun
hanging out with us today. I’m just hanging around. Thank you, Wendy. You’re welcome. Thank you. I can’t wait to come back again. Bye! [MUSIC PLAYING]

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